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health care law is "not an option." kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, said even with web site problems, there's still "plenty of time" to enroll. we'll have highlights of her appearance later in the program. secretary of state john kerry scrambled today to revive stalled peace talks between israel and the palestinians. he met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and then palestinian president mahmoud abbas in the west bank town of bethlehem. and he said israel's settlement building is a major stumbling block. >> we consider now, and have always considered, the settlements to be illegitimate. and i want to make it extremely clear that at no time did the palestinians in any way agree as a matter of going back to the talks that they somehow condone or accept the settlements. >> woodruff: netanyahu answered by accusing the palestinians of creating "artificial crises" to avoid facing tough decisions. >> anxious scientisteds have foundest that yasser arafat may have died of poisoning. al jazeera reported on the swiss team's testing of soil and bone samples t
you have to secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius on the hill. the woman who's in charge of the medicare/medicaid agencies. they're accepting responsibility but the problems just -- just doesn't steam go away. not only not go away it seems to get bigger. >> you can say this week that john kerry and -- to some degree but kathleen sebelius, secretary of health and human services, took one for the team. in full disclosure, i manage kathleen sebelius' father campaign, winning campaign for governor of ohio 43 years ago and i've known her so i don't pretend to -- total objectivity. but, i mean, it was refreshing to hear somebody stand up and say "i'm accountable, i'm responsible." i mean, that's a song you don't hear very often in washington "call me responsible." but you're right, the problems continue. they're compounded and -- by the fact than the president's statement that nobody would have to give up his or her existing insurance, that has been totally contradicted. he was wrong. he was misleading. and that's a time when you need the president to be the most cr
about kathleen sebelius. it was so refreshing to hear someone say i am accountable. >> i agree. you're right. it was refreshing. if you look into it she also did not know anything. she said i was as surprised as anyone else. either that is not true or there is something fundamentally wrong that the head of the department is caught by surprise by this. >> inside the white house there is a health care policy person. someone had to be tracking this kind of thing. this is his signal achievement. will the rollout be ready? and for that person to not say we are on track or off track or call the secretary of hhs. >> surely somebody knew. >> something is wrong. terribly wrong. >> they knew but no one has been more singularly responsible. they were a lot of people who were part of building up but no one was at the top. now we have someone at the top and what is more likely to help the administration get this thing together is they are bringing in real pros. they have a loaner from google and a loaner from oracle. these people know what they are doing, they should have been there in the first
.gov website. kathleen sebelius told a senate committee after hundreds of fixes, the website still needs repairs but should not be taken offline until the fixes are complete. >> delaying the affordable care act won't delay cancer, diabetes or clost real screenings or prenatal care. for many americans, delay is not an option. >> sebelius was warned lawmakers don't want to wake up at the end of november and find out, as he put it, we're not there yet. >>> the first casualty of the officials behind the troubled plague health insurance website. the centers forรง medicare and medicaid website announced that tony trinkle will leave this month and head to the private sector. >>> expenses caused a sharp drop in humans proch fits and lowering the 014 profit outlook because of lower than expected enromment from the exchanges but the weak outlook didn't weigh on the stock. it popped 2% to $95.87. >>> whole foods market says sales growth is slowing, same store sales rose 6% in the fourth quarter but that was the slowest pace of the year. the largest u.s. natural organic grocery chain is lowering sa
, kathleen sebelius said administration is searching for a way to help millions of americans whose health plans have been cancelled but won't qualify for insurance subsidies under the affordable care act. >> we're looking at a range of options. there is not a specific propo l proposal. >> reporter: after weeks on the defensive, it's a tone echoed by the president himself. in an interview with nbc news he apologized for his blanket pledge if people like their plan, they would be able to keep it. >> i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we got to work hard to make sure they know we hear them and that we'll do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a kops kweconsequence. >> reporter: the president maintains many americans will find better deals on the online marketplace and pledge that the federal site health kecare marketplace and pledge that the federal site health kecar.gov wl be fixed by january 1st. >> i'm confident that it will be better by november 30th and that the majo
with the federal exchange. >> was there a conference call today to follow up? >> there was. kathleen sebelius was on it, and her tone was actually confident saying we know there have been problems. she did address the issue and said we'll give you more data with regard to demographics next month. right now it's difficult to get the data and difficult for it to be reliable. this is just the first month. some states have been talking about what is going on in november. >> talk about addressing the issue, that president obama will be speaking out tomorrow on this and the thing in particular that people are concerned about, can i keep my original insurance policy? is there anything the president can do to make that happen at this point? >> it will be interesting to see. obviously, there are legislators that want to a pass a bill that would allow people to keep those plans. there are those who say it's difficult for the insurers at this point because they priced when they need to offer next week -- next year rather and for them to go back and keep the plans for another year might be difficult, in
doable. but during a conference call today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius told reporters that when the state of massachusetts passed its own law, enrollment there started very slowly, just 123 people in the first month. >> we know experience in the bay >> wooduff: mary agnes carey of kaiser health news is with us again tonight. it's an editorially independent news organization. mary agnes, welcome back to the program. so what did we learn today from the administration's official release of these numbers? >> well, they're lower than expected. administration officials for days, for weeks, have been trying to dampen expectations. these numbers would be great, and they certainly were not. of the 10 6,000 people that have enrolled, you have about a quarter of those through the federal exchanges, and those are in 36 states. that's really a big chunk of states that are being run by the federal government, the exchanges, and then the remaining three-fourths were three the state exchanges set up in about 15 states and the district of column ja. >> woodruff: three to one
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